Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Family and Human Services.
Students who major in Social Work or Human Services often go on to graduate school to complete a Master’s degree in Social Work or related fields in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Sociology, Law and Education.
Where can I go for help?
Social Work and Human Services Faculty Advisors
206-546-4700 email@example.com Rm 5307
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
International Student Academic Advising
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Communication (10 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 or MATH 211 .
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Humanities (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: CMST& 101 , CMST 203 , CMST& 210 , CMST& 220 , CMST& 230 , CMST 285 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240H , PHIL 248 , PHIL 267 , World Langugage if required for university admission or graduation.
Natural Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: BIOL 107 , BIOL& 170 , PSYC 202 .
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , ANTH& 207 , ECON 100 , ECON& 201 , GEOG& 200 , GWS 205 , GWS 215 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , GWS 288 , HIST& 118 , HIST& 136 , HIST& 137 , HIST& 146 , HIST& 147 , HIST& 148 , HIST& 215 , HIST 245 , INTST 205 , MCS 105 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PHIL 267 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 209 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 225 , PSYC 236 , PSYC 245 , SOC 102 , SOC 112 , SOC& 201 , SOC 202 , SOC 250 , SOC 288 .
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: ANTH& 206 , ECON 100 , ECON& 201 , GEOG 277 , GWS 284 , GWS 285 , GWS 286 , HIST& 118 , HIST& 146 , HIST& 147 , HIST& 148 , PHIL 102 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PSYC& 200 , PSYC 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 210 , PSYC& 220 , PSYC 245 , SOC& 201 , SOC 250 , SOC 288 .
What is Social Work and Human Services?
Students interested in the study of Social Work and Human Services are committed to promoting human growth and development through education, public health, human welfare and social justice. They are typically social activists, connecting individuals and families with resources to meet basic needs and improve the quality of life.
Contemporary issues in Social Work and Human Services: Community Service, Chemical Dependency, Counseling Theories and Practice, Multicultural Competencies, Marriage and Family, Poverty and Inequality, Aging and Elderly Services, Child and Social Welfare.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Human Services?
Students who major in Social Work or Human Services develop strong communication skills, as well as critical thinking, resource management and advocacy skills. They often work as social workers, counselors, case managers, probation officers, professors, researchers, consultants and/or mediators.
Potential employers include: Government agencies, non-profit organizations, mental health agencies, public and private schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and health care facilities, courts and correctional facilities, advocacy groups, foundations and self-employment/private practice. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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